^^Ofcourse I want our stories to be told, that is the reason why I used my personal experiences as an example.
Refuging from a war torned country to a foreign land isn't easy. But it looks like we aren't on the same page here. I'm talking about how it's a shame that some Lao people who escaped Laos along with their parents and relatives go to a free country, where they are able to embrace education and knowledge and be something worthwhile; make their parents proud, don't let their escape to America go in vain, but instead they rather go shoot eachother in gangs. How patheteic is that? Understand?
Violence against anyone is not warranted, but I do disagree with people who see things black and white. Who thinks that things are clear cut, and easily dishes out judgements based upon their personal experiences.
I think that peoples circumstances are difficult, and you should nt easily group people into nice little neat packages. Due to complex circumstances people sometimes make bad decisions. Just because you made different decisions doesnt mean that you re right and they re wrong. I work with kids like this everyday. Its hard work to live a good life, and you only have one to learn from. We can only encourage one another to better ourselves even after we have made poor decisions, and that we all have within us the possibility to overcome our past if we dont close the door on one another. That is what I understand.